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Truth and God

Turning Skeptics into Seekers Session #2  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Learning the arguments for defending the historic Christian Faith

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The Truth about Truth, God and the Resurrection

Introduction:
Reasons for Belief: The need to know why you believe what you believe is true.
Truth.
God.
Resurrection.
Arguments in general - this term causes a lot of issues.
Why Christians don’t want to “argue” or learn apologetics.
I. The truth about Truth
A. Post “truth” generation
What is truth?
Before you answer that
cultural perceptions/definitions
Devaluing truth
5. Aristotle and Aquinas
B. The Law of Non-Contradicion
1. self stultifying statements
2. Self refuting statements
B. How truth works
Absolute
Trans cultural
Trans language.
C. The Law of Non-Contradicion
1. self stultifying statements
2. Self refuting statements
3. A statement either corresponds to reality or it doesn’t
a. “truth about reality is knowable.
4. Immanuel Kant - a father of skepticism
a. you can’t know reality as it is
b. you can only know something as it appears to you
D. Implications of Kant’s Skepticism
That’s true for you but not for me
You can’t know the truth
There’s no such thing as truth
Truth is relative
II. Which God?
A. Choices about God
Theism
Deism
Pluralism
Atheism
B. Proofs for the Theistic God (God of the Bible - OT, NT)
God exists or doesnt’
if he doesn’t the talk is over
if he does then consider the following
Theistic Proofs
C. Fine Tuning
Anthropic Principle - Just Right - Goldilocks
Irreducible Complexity
Specified Complexity
Conclusion
Conclusion
1. Truth exists
2. Truth about reality is knowable
3. Theistic God exists
4. Theistic God is best represented by the God of the Bible
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